Liverpool pre-season fixtures: The Reds' complete summer tour & schedule

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Jurgen Klopp's side headed to Asia in July before a stint in their manager's native Germany as they get ready for the 2017-18 campaign

Liverpool travelled to Hong Kong and Germany this summer in preparation for a renewed assault on the Premier League, as well as getting ready for a return to Europe's premier club competition.

The Reds secured Champions League qualification in 2016-17 but will hope to put themselves in the title race in the coming campaign having shown glimpses of brilliance under Jurgen Klopp.

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They were tested by some top opposition as they built up their fitness and welcomed new signings ahead of the return of the English top flight as well as vital European qualifiers.

This is your complete guide to the fixtures played by Liverpool during pre-season.


LIVERPOOL PRE-SEASON FIXTURES


Date Opponent Time (local / BST) Venue
Jul 12 Tranmere Rovers  19:45 Prenton Park, Birkenhead
Jul 14 Wigan Athletic  19:30 DW Stadium, Wigan
Jul 19 Crystal Palace 20:30 / 13:30 Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Jul 22 Leicester City 20:30 / 13:30 Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Jul 29 Hertha BSC 18:00 / 17:00 Olympiastadion, Berlin
Aug 1 Bayern Munich 20:30 / 19:30 Allianz Arena, Munich
Aug 2 Atletico Madrid 20:30 / 19:30 Allianz Arena, Munich
Aug 5 Athletic 17:15 Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Liverpool's pre-season camp began on July 5, and they kicked off with a 4-0 win over local club Tranmere Rovers on July 12, before drawing 1-1 against Wigan Atheltic two days later.

Jurgen Klopp's side are also playing in two tournaments - the Premier League Asia Trophy in Hong Kong and the Audi Cup in Munich.

The Asia Trophy included Crystal Palace, West Brom and Leicester City, with the Reds taking on Palace for a place in the final. Goals from Dominic Solanke and Divock Origi gave Jurgen Klopp's men a 2-0 win  over the Eagles, setting up a clash against Leicester in the final.

The Reds won the tournament by beating the Foxes 2-1 , with Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho inspiring a comeback after Islam Slimani put Craig Shakespeare's side ahead.

After that, Liverpool played a special game against Hertha Berlin at the Olympiastadion to mark both clubs' 125th anniversaries, winning 3-0, and they will then head to Munich for the Audi Cup for a two-day doubleheader.

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Klopp's side booked their place in the final of the friendly tournament with an impressive 3-0 win over hosts Bayern Munich, but were ultimately undone on penalties by Atletico Madrid.

A visit to Dublin's Aviva Stadium to face Athletic Club rounded out their schedule ahead of the new campaign, with the Reds winning 3-1.


WHEN DOES THE SEASON START?


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Liverpool are not in the Community Shield and do not have any early European commitments, so their first competitive match of the season will fall on Saturday, August 12, when they visit Watford in the Premier League.

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The Reds' opening clash will kick off at 12.30pm for television purposes but they have kept the Saturday date as they will play the first leg of their Champions League play-off the following Tuesday or Wednesday. The return leg is a week later, meaning Klopp will have to plan for five matches over a span of two weeks to start the season.

Barring a potential run-out for some of their youth or depth players during the week, the date with Athletic seven days before their league kick-off will almost certainly be their final outing before the new campaign.

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